Sunday 24 May 2020
André Malardot’s etching, “Environs de Metz”, 1867
André Malardot (aka Charles-André Malardot) (1817–1879)
“Environs de Metz”, 1867, plate 282 from the fifth volume of prints produced by the Société des Aquafortistes, “Eaux-Fortes Modernes” (Modern Etchings), published in 1867 by Cadart & Luquet (fl.1863–1867) and printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) in Paris.
Etching with plate tone on chine collé (China) on ivory laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 33.7 x 24.2 cm; (plate) 24.5 x 17 cm; (image borderline/chine collé) 23.2 x 16 cm.
Numbered on plate within the image borderline: (upper-right corner) “282”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Malardo sculp./ Paris, CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs.”; (centre) “ENVIRONS DE METZ.”; (right) “Imp.Delâtre,Rue St. Jacques,303,Paris.”
IFF 31 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes); Beraldi 8 (Henri Beraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du dix-neuvième siècle”, 12 vols, Paris).
See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:
the Art Institute Chicago:
and the National Gallery of Australia:
Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions or significant stains).
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